(Remote Work) Senior Development Writer - Global Greengrants Fund



  2023-12-24
  Remote, Remote


Job Overview

  • Job Title Senior Development Writer
  • Hiring Organization Global Greengrants Fund
  • Company Website https://www.greengrants.org/
  • Remote Locations Worldwide
  • Job Type  Remote, Full-Time

About Global Greengrants Fund:

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) is a public charity registered in Boulder, Colorado, and London, UK, that supports grassroots activists and civil society organizations around the world working to address environmental and social justice in over 160 countries. GGF applies a participatory and decentralized model in making grants to grassroots groups through regional and thematic boards of advisors, global partner networks, and independent funds, to support grassroots environmental and social justice action. Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change.

In 2023, Global Greengrants Fund is amid a strategic journey in which we collectively center our values, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational care in our work, and to rediscover our identity and potential after 30 years of work. We have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are thoughtfully, yet rapidly, growing our annual grantmaking, our philanthropic advocacy, and our global partnerships and collaborations to new levels. This includes creating a globally networked learning organization and transforming our organizational culture to be more collaborative and self-steering we call this our transformational journey. The Senior Development Writer needs to understand the challenges and opportunities that come with these transformations and be able to remain flexible, steady, and adaptable while inspiring the team through change.

The Role:

The Senior Development Writer requires strategic thinking, excellent project management skills, an ability to nurture effective collaborations, analytical thinking, strong writing skills, and deep knowledge and embracing of Global Greengrants Fund’s mission, values, and goals. The Senior Development Writer role is one of GGF’s principal storytellers, manages complex proposals, and collaborates consistently with various teams for external communication. This person is responsible for writing persuasive fundraising and institutional development materials for a wide range of audiences, including foundations, governments, corporations, and individuals. The Senior Development Writer sets the tone for Global Greengrants’ written engagement with donors that can be used by the Development Team in stewarding donors and engaging prospective donors. This role oversees the timely creation and maintenance of a wide portfolio of compelling stewardship materials, including text that translates the vision, learning, and work of Global Greengrants into language that is accessible, engaging, and reflects our values of equity and inclusion, and guides the Grant Writer in the completion of tasks delegated to that position.

The Senior Development Writer is a member of the Development Team, and in the present accountability structures is line managed by the Co-Directors of Philanthropy while building and working in more self-organized and collaborative way

Job Requirements

Successful applicants will have significant relevant experience in similar roles in non-profit environmental, development, social/environmental justice, feminist, gender, human rights, philanthropy, movement building, and/or funding organizations. Exceptional written, expository, and verbal communication skills in English are a must, with demonstrated composition/spelling/proofreading skills; excellent understanding of the rules of English grammar and syntax to write clear, concise, and compelling fundraising collateral material and thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.

They would have good knowledge of issues in environmental philanthropy and grantmaking. They can demonstrate an ability to research material related to and write in a variety of styles for audiences including individuals, foundations, and corporations, and a demonstrated knowledge of the philanthropic goals and preferences of such organizations. They should have organizational and research abilities, with strong attention to detail and accuracy, including analyzing large amounts of information from disparate sources and synthesizing it into cogent and concise written form.

They should have excellent interpersonal understanding, relationship building, and interpersonal skills to build strong alliances with diverse constituencies and manage complex politics, positioning, and relationships. They also thrive in a virtual environment, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions.

How To Apply

You will need to submit a current CV in English, a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Global Greengrants Fund, and a writing sample (ideally one that demonstrates your ability to synthesize a complex topic into an engaging request for funding). Please include “Senior Development Writer” in the subject line of the email and submit the above to careers@greengrants.org by January 7th, 2024, 23:00 MT. Please see the detailed Job Description by clicking here. If you’re intrigued by this position but feel like you don’t fit the profile precisely, please still apply. You can ask questions or seek further information to feel able to apply by writing to careers@greengrants.org.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

More Information

  • Remote Job Location Anywhere
  • Salary Offer to be discussed
  • Experience Level Senior Level
  • Education Level Non Specific
  • Working Hours to be arranged (full time based )
  • Job Application Via Custom Application Page

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